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SABBATH SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY
AT CROSBY VILLA

       The annual services in connection with the Primitive Methodist Sunday School, Crosby Villa, were held on Sunday, when appropriate addresses were given in the afternoon and evening by the Rev. W. SPEDDING, Maryport, after which the usual pieces were recited and special hymns were sung by the scholars. The chapel was crowded and collections in aid of the school fund were taken at the close of each service. On Monday afternoon the scholars and teachers met in the chapel and marched in procession through the villages of Allerby and Bullgill, singing hymns on the route. Mrs. GIBSON, Allerby Hall, and Mrs. SAUL, Allerby Mill, each gave an acceptable donation to the school fund. On returning a plentiful supply of tea and cake was served to the children, who afterwards enjoyed themselves in the field close by, kindly lent by Mr. John walker, CROSBY. An excellent tea was also served to the parents and friends, who assembled in increased numbers as compared with previous years. A large quantity of the cakes and other necessaries were kindly contributed free of cost. The following ladies presided at the tables:

R. DIXON

FEARON

TELFORD

MARK

MAXWELL

GRAHAM

       On Monday evening more than usual interest was evoked by the entertainment, owing to a number of young men and women (ex-scholars) having consented to take part in some humorous dialogues. The chapel was crowded Mr. J. BEATY, HAYTON presided The following programme (much too long for one night) was upon the whole, very creditably rendered:

Opening Hymn.....Welcome.....Scholars

Hymn.....Toiling in Rowing.....Scholars

Recitation.....My Brave Laddie.....H. M. WILSON

Recitation.....Story of an Apple.....T. J. MOUNSEY

Recitation.....A Laugh in Church.....A. ARMSTRONG

Recitation.....Advice to Boys.....J. PADDINGTON

Recitation.....The Baby Over The Way.....S. J. TROHEAR

Recitation.....Mamma's Goodnight.....S. DOUGLAS

Solo.....Miss M. YOUNGHUSBAND

Hymn.....Guardian Angels.....Scholars

Recitation.....A Stitch in Time.....F. ASKEW

Recitation.....Helping Mother.....L. J. BAYLOCK

Dialogue.....N. J. TELFORD and M. E. MAXWELL

Dialogue.....The Races.....S. BAYLOCK, M. CHILTON, J. ASKEW

Recitation.....A Conceited Grasshopper.....R. DAVIES

Trio.....Miss YOUNGHUSBAND, and Messers MARK and JOHNSTON

Hymn.....Mansions Fair and Bright.....Scholars

Recitation.....Our Sister.....M. J. CASSON

Recitation.....Child's Thoughts.....M. A. HANNAH

Humorous Dialogue.....Silence Under Difficulties.....Seven Youths

Recitation.....The Saior Boy.....I. DOUGLAS

Recitation.....A Vessel Unto Honour.....J. ARMSTRONG

Recitation.....Which Loved Best.....E. MURRAY

Anthem.....God Reigneth.....Scholars

Recitation.....To-Day.....M. FEE

Recitation.....Dream of Heaven.....M. RITCHIE

Recitation.....The Children's Hour.....J. PARKER

Recitation.....The Complaints of the Poor.....R. PATTERSON

Recitation.....Glad to be Forgiven.....Miss. M. A. GRAHAM

Hymn.....He Rose.....Scholars

Recitation.....Standing Idle.....N. TELFORD

Recitation.....The Little Gleaner.....A. JOHNSTONE

Recitation.....Within The Churchyard.....M. MUMBERSON

Recitation.....The Cripple Boy.....J. DAVIES

Dialogue.....Meek and Mild.....Misses DAVIDSON, YOUNGHUSBAND, and four young
men.

Hymn.....Leaves of Life.....Scholars

       The anniversary was financially successful. The musical portion  of the programme was conducted  by Mr. J. MARK, to whom great credit is due for the standard attained. The organist was Mr. H. H. HARRIS. The customary vote of thanks and benediction terminated the proceedings.